• The Knife – A Lung

    August 3, 2009

    Sometimes I get into a weird music mantra mode where I can’t help but listen to the same track on repeat. I don’t know if I ever went this far though. This week for some reason, the song I couldn’t get enough of was this Knife track, where I just listened to it on loop for 3 days.. read more

  • Records

    June 14, 2009

    I finally got my record player up and running. After putting so much effort in pairing the right amp, monitor speakers, needle, it’s such a joy to hear my music come out and fill the room. Some of the records I’ve been playing on it are albums I have on CD or digital, and it’s really interesting to hear the difference on the records.
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  • At Arm’s Length

    October 21, 2009

    At Arm’s Length
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  • Feathers in Smoke

    November 2, 2009

    Feathers in Smoke
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  • Dislodged From Immediate Experience

    February 23, 2009

    A glimpse at objective reality swimming just beyond the sizzle of my perception.

    This morning I lay starring into the swelling morning sky beyond slanted roofs and naked branches.
    Exhausted from a sleepless night my mind sparking and slipping from underneath itself,
    suddenly tumbled over into a foreign expanse.
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  • No Talking Tuesday # 85

    May 19, 2009

    My friend Bob (female) was throwing her birthday party Tuesday.
    And decided to make it a roast. She rented out a back room in a bar
    and invited all her friends to come prepared to burn her with some sassy material. read more

  • 17 Year Old Ali

    December 19, 2009

    I was hanging out with an old friend from high school I hadn’t seen in years, when she remembered she had a photo of me that I had never seen. At the time she had me pose with a couple of my paintings, for a photography class she was taking at the end of high school, and I had moved away to college before she had a chance to develop it. read more

  • 50,000 Songs

    December 14, 2008

    A little over two years ago I signed up with an English website that is pretty much a one shop stop for anything music related on the internet. Whether I’m looking up info on a musician, lyrics to a song, tour dates/venues, recommendations, editorials etc. read more

  • Six Month Stickies #2

    October 3, 2008

    These are the tracks of music that got stuck in my head
    in the course of the last six months. read more

  • Grouper Madness

    August 22, 2008

    Evidence of my recent Grouper madness. read more

  • No Talking Tuesday Year End Wrap Up End of Year One

    September 29, 2008

    Click here for summery and origins.

    I thought I would write about my experience with my no talking Tuesdays this last year.
    It has proven to be more beneficial, informative, interesting, consequential and difficult than I anticipated.
    The good news is my resolution to continue for the rest of my life is as strong as when I started.
    I’m excited to see how my experience continues to develop. Here are some thoughts so far. read more

  • Six Month Stickies # 1

    February 29, 2008

    These are the tracks of music that at one time or another,
    got stuck in my head in the course of the last six months.
    (In no particular order)
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  • I love Poignant Christmas Music

    July 28, 2008

    For reasons I don’t understand, I have a real soft spot for poignant Christmas music.
    Last week I steeped myself in Low nonstop for three days.
    On the third day I found myself continuously repeating two songs off the Christmas album.
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  • No Talking Tuesday # 60

    November 17, 2008

    This Tuesday found me stalking the halls of a Toys R Us. I thought it was blasphemous to my childhood that I should now live right near a Toys R Us (Which would have been something I would have only dared dream as a child) and that I’ve strayed so far from my roots, that I don’t even care.
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  • Writing Process

    December 10, 2008

    I thought I would take a brief snapshot of my writing process with the completion of two new pieces and a quick summery of my writing to this point.
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  • Yucatan – Maya Skies

    January 22, 2008

    So in November I spent a couple weeks
    working on a full dome film in the Yucatan.
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  • Poe Poems

    July 09, 2008

    I recently finished reading Edgar Allan Poe’s pros.
    This week I went on to finish his poems. read more

  • No Talking Tuesdays

    September 26th, 2007

    yesterday I kicked off no talking Tuesdays. I didn’t utter a word all day.
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  • New Beginnings!

    Hello! My name is Ali. This is where I’m going to post the art, music, film, and ramblings that are always spilling out of my neurotic head. read more